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Moat House, Overton

Description: Moat House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 332121

OS Grid Reference: SE5531155767
OS Grid Coordinates: 455311, 455767
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9950, -1.1578

Location: Overton, North Yorkshire YO30 1YL

Locality: Overton
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO30 1YL

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Listing Text

(south side, off)

5/28 Moat House



Farmhouse. Mid-late C18 using earlier materials. Mottled pink-brown brick
in Flemish bond and limestone blocks brought to course with Welsh slate roof.
2-cell direct-entry plan with added rear range and wing to rear left. 2 storeys,
3 first-floor windows. Central 6-panel door and overlight in C20 corniced doorcase
flanked by C20 bow windows. C20 sashes with cement lintels above. End stacks.
Rear: rear range rendered has old board door with iron fittings in wood frame
to right of side-sliding sash with glazing bars. 16-pane sash above, to left,
and unequally-hung 9-pane sash to right. Roof hipped on right. Rear of wing
has large limestone blocks, tumbling-in and evidence of roof having been raised.
Right return of house: large limestone blocks, tumbling-in to gable. Left
return: tumbling-in to house gable. Wing lower and rendered with C20 windows.
Stack to left end. Single-storey bay added to left end has C20 door and windows
and pantile roof. Interior: partition walls of reused timber and wattle; chamfered
spine-beams on both floors; kitchen (back) door ledged and battened on large
'T' hinges; probably C17 oak-panelled doors with butterfly and H-shaped hinges
to rooms and cupboards on both floors and to cellar; dog-leg stair with splat
balusters, moulded hand-rail and newel. The date 1762 said by a former owner
to have been inscribed on chimney breast, but now covered (NYCVBSG Report).
Principal rafter roof of reused timbers (NYCVGSG Report). Room added to rear
of wing originally a forge (now part of house) and retains, inside, large flue.
On a moated site on which an earlier house, Old Hall, was rebuilt in 1406 but
demolished by 1736 (VCH, p 167). The stone and perhaps panelling, in the present
building was probably reused from the earlier house.

NYCVBSG Report No 514.
VCH II, pl67.

Listing NGR: SE5531155767

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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